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Itinerary

Itinerary 

    Trip

  • Day 1 - Arrival
  • Arrival at Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW)(31 km) or Istanbul Airport (IST)(50 km)
  • Transfer to the hotel

    Day 2 - Treatment

  • Pick-up from your hotel to the clinic
  • Pre-op consultation and blood tests
  • Hair transplant surgery
  • Drop-off at your hotel

    Day 3 - Post-op check and Departure

  • Pick-up from the hotel to the clinic
  • Post-op check-up
  • Transfer to the airport for departure flight at 2 pm or later

Preparation 

  • If you're taking medications for chronic illnesses or if you have any other health conditions (diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, tuberculosis, HIV, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C) or acute illnesses, it is necessary you inform the clinic beforehand.
  • You will need to stop taking aspirin tablets, Clopidogrel tablets, Warfarin, or Heparin at least 5 days before the operation. If you are taking these medications, consult your doctor beforehand to ensure it’s safe to do so.
  • Don't use aspirin and B and E vitamins and other similar medications 1 week before operation.
  • If you drink alcohol, don't consume excess alcohol 2 days before the operation.
  • If you are allergic to any drugs, please inform your doctor during the consultation.
  • Do not smoke 24 hours before the operation if possible. Remember that smoking will extend the convalescence time.
  • Bring comfortable button-down or zippered shirts or sweatshirts so you do not pull anything over your head after the operation.
  • Wear comfortable clothing (sweatpants are suggested).
  • Do not use any gel or sprays before the operation.
  • Bring your passport with you to the hospital on the day of your operation.

Aftercare 

  • Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully.
  • Post-op care package provided for the first 5 to 7 days after surgery:
    • Sebamed shampoo for everyday use
    • Topical foam spray. Use before wash every day for 2 weeks. Use 20 minutes before washing hair with shampoo.
    • Antibiotic cream. For use on donor area. Use 1 time per day for 5 days.
    • Oral antibiotic medication. Dosage: 1 tablet 2 times per day for 5 days.
    • Anti-inflammatory/anti-edema/painkiller. Dosage: 1 tablet 2 times per day for 5 days.
    • Pain medication. Dosage: As needed if there is pain.
    • Hat, neck pillow, headband, and bag
  • Do not touch the transplanted area during the first night. You don’t need to wash your head that night. Avoid rubbing, scratching, and touching as much as possible for the first 2 weeks.
  • While outdoors, cover your head with the hat the clinic provides.
  • Sleep with your head elevated on 3 or 4 pillows to avoid rubbing or detaching any grafts. Sleep this way for the first 4 days to also help reduce swelling.
  • Avoid alcohol for the first 2 weeks. Alcohol is a cytotoxin that affect your healing.
  • Do not smoke for at least 4 weeks after the transplant as this can negatively affect your result and delay or interfere with the growth of the transplanted hair.
  • You can have your hair washed at the clinic if you stay an extra day after your treatment. Otherwise you will be taught how to wash your head at home by yourself.
  • Avoid touching, scratching or rubbing the transplanted area. The grafts take root in their new home and after day 10, should no longer be dislodged by accidental touch.
  • Avoid sun exposure on the scalp for at least 6 months. Sunburn may affect the pigmentation of skin and can also damage transplanted hair.
  • You can run or walk in the gym for the first 15 days after your transplant as long as you don't sweat too much. Don’t wipe your forehead as you may dislodge your hair grafts.
  • Most of your scabs/crusts should come off by day 6. If you still have scabs, then leave the shampoo on the transplanted area a little longer (10-15 minutes) to make scabs softer and wash a little more aggressively until scabs are gone (but don’t pick them off).
  • Can use skin moisturizer on the scalp if donor area is itchy.
  • You can resume all physical activities and sports after the first 1 month. Avoid close contact sports for 90 days.
  • You may see some pimple-like lesion called folliculitis. They behave like regular pimples and will usually subside but if you have more than 2-3, they are inflamed, or painful, contact doctor who can incise them for you.
  • You will shed the transplanted hair in weeks 2-4 and this is normal.
  • From week 4, you can wash your hair as normal and also cut, style, and dye your hair. Remember to only use scissors on the transplanted area for the first 6 months.
perks
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Free Wifi
  • Hotel Booking
  • Translation Services
  • Consultation Video Call
  • No Deposit Required
  • Travel Companion Friendly
  • Performed by Doctor
  • Fast Appointments
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Medical Staff
Dr. Gökay Bilgin, MD Dr. Gökay Bilgin

Specialisation

Hair transplantation

Years of experience

13

Education

Medical degree - Istanbul University, Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine, Turkey

Languages

Turkish, English

Memberships & Awards

Turkish Medical Association

Dr. Mehmet Erdogan, MD Dr. Mehmet Erdogan

Specialisation

Hair transplantation

Years of experience

9

Education

Medical degree - Yeditepe University, Faculty of Medicine, Turkey

Languages

Turkish, English, German

Memberships & Awards

Istanbul Society of Doctors Association Turkish Travel Healthcare Council - Board of Directors

İsmail Küçük

 İsmail Küçük

Specialisation

Hair transplantation

Years of experience

11

Education

Marmara University, Nursing School

Languages

Turkish, English

Can Aksu

 Can Aksu

Specialisation

Hair transplantation

Years of experience

9

Education

Yeditepe University, Paramedic School

Languages

Turkish, English

Evren Çeliker

 Evren Çeliker

Specialisation

Hair transplantation

Years of experience

9

Education

: Okan University, Department of Anesthesiology

Languages

Turkish, English

Treatment Details
Hair transplant methods
FUE
Donor areas
Head
Density of grafts
Up to 70 grafts per cm²
Max. grafts/session
5000 grafts
State of baldness
Norwood scale 2-7
Age
Minimum of 18 years old
Needle info
- Sapphire blades
- Laser line used to determine new hairline
Anaesthesia
Yes, local.
“Needle-less” anaesthesia available upon request
Blood test
Yes, during consultation on the day of surgery.
PRP
Included (estimated value of €200)
Hair type specialties
Afro or curly hair (on a case by case basis)
Special needs information
Wheelchair access
Yes
HIV patients
Not accepted
Hepatitis B and C patients
Hepatitis B: Accepted (additional fee)
Hepatitis C: Not accepted
Additional information
Days abroad needed
3
Operating days
Monday to Saturday
Companions
- Primary Package:
+€10 per night for a Double/Twin room
- Exclusive Package:
+€20 per night for a Double/Twin room
Extra nights
- Primary Package:
Single Room: €55 per night
Double/Twin Room: €65 per night
- Exclusive Package:
Single Room: €100 per night
Double Room: €120 per night
Deposit required

Your flight booking confirmation will secure your appointment.

Traveling by car or train? A €250 deposit is required.

Payment accepted
  • Visa, Mastercard
  • Bank transfer
  • Cash (€,$, £,₺)

Discount available for cash payments.

No installment plans/no financing available but you can book your appointment up to 12 months in advance giving you time to save.

Reviews

4.8

210 Reviews

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Verdun,

United Kingdom

March 17, 2020

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I would highly recommend smile hair clinic and would like to thank you all staff and also would like to thank Julia from the qunomedical for all her help with the booking side and can't wait to see the final result in the future thanks.

Hi I'm from the UK I had my hair transplant on the 17th March with smile hair clinic in Istanbul from start to finish has been great with vip pick up and return to airport hotel stay all you have to sort out is your flight the staff and smile care can't do enough to help they go through every think with you to make sure you are happy with the surgery the clinic is 5 stars it's very clean and hotel stay was lovely the after support has been excellent any questions there has only been someone on the end of the phone to anwer it for you I would highly recommend smile hair clinic and would like to thank you all staff and also would like to thank Julia from the qunomedical for all her help with the booking side and can't wait to see the final result in the future thanks. My experience with qunomedical has been excellent they help you find the right clinic and go through every think you need to know I would like to thank Julia from the team for all the help and support would highly recommend.

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Hadrian,

United Kingdom

March 16, 2020

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the service was brilliant...im 2 weeks into it and so far going to plan...

The pick up service was great...picked up from the airport and taken to the hotel...the hotel was not expecting my partner but was not a problem but she was always booked to come with me so I don't understand why there was confusion... Hotel was really nice...clean...the restaurant was great we had dinner both nights...the free breakfast was really good and as much as you like and loads of choice...the rooms were 5 star...we were picked up the next morning and taken to the center my partner waited all day for me and the staff she said were lovely to her...my treatment was explained fully to us both...i had lunch given to Me...the whole day was 8 hours hardly no pain...we were taken back to the hotel and picked up again the next morning to have a chat with the Dr and paid for 6 months of vitamins one month was free then taken to the airport...the service was brilliant...im 2 weeks into it and so far going to plan...my only thing I would say is the clinicians just talk and laugh amount themselves while the procedure is happening...i no they obviously don't talk English but is a bit of a downfall Good communication [Qunomedical]

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Adrian,

Ireland

March 14, 2020

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All round professionals.

All round professionals. Couldn’t fault anything

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Adrian,

Ireland

March 14, 2020

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Excellent from I arrived in Istanbul until I left.

Excellent from I arrived in Istanbul until I left. Your service [Qunomedical] is A+

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David R.,

United Kingdom

March 6, 2020

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Operation was a dream. Very happy. [Qunomedical] Answered all my questions

Everything was perfect, transfers were on time, hotel was great, operation was a dream. Very happy. [Qunomedical] Answered all my questions and gave me a great deal, process was smooth

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Dawid,

United Kingdom

March 4, 2020

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It's located in hospital, staff wear hospital uniforms, equipment is 1st class, there's no illusory promises or pushy marketing. Keep up the great work!

Everyone from Smile Hair Clinic staff is truly kind. Pick up, drop off, information given to you, explanations to your questions, I mean everything is done in professional way. It's located in hospital, staff wear hospital uniforms, equipment is 1st class, there's no illusory promises or pushy marketing. Keep up the great work!

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Pieter,

Belgium

February 4, 2020

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Very professional, great advise and friendly.

Very professional, great advise and friendly. Great and open communication

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Christopher,

United Kingdom

January 28, 2020

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Everything about the process was smooth and professional. The contact in the week leading up to my transplant was excellent and I was confident I knew the full itinerary of my trip. I would definitely recommend smile hair clinic and Qunomedical.

Everything about the process was smooth and professional. The contact in the week leading up to my transplant was excellent and I was confident I knew the full itinerary of my trip. The driver for the transfer was waiting for me at the airport meeting point. The transfer was prompt and the hotel was clean, and had all the amenities required. The staff through tour were professional, friendly and I was comforted by the knowledge of the surgeons who were running the clinic. The surgery was as expected and I am happy with the result. I would definitely recommend smile hair clinic and Qunomedical. The whole process was smooth and there was nothing I would change.

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Gareth,

United Kingdom

January 18, 2020

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Seamless process, no worries about getting somewhere. The hospital was very clean, English speaking I’ve recommended to all my friends

Fantastic from start to finish. All arranged through what’s app, I had the driver details, his picture and pick up place before I left the UK. Seamless process, no worries about getting somewhere. The hospital was very clean, English speaking I’ve recommended to all my friends Unbelievable [Qunomedical], couldn’t have asked for anything more

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Garry M.,

United Kingdom

January 14, 2020

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Everything went smoothly for my visit to Smile on the 15/01/20. You guys at Qunomedical have been awesome & i would recommend anyone travelling to Turkey for a transplant to arrange this through yourselves.

Everything went smoothly for my visit to Smile on the 15/01/20. Firstly, the driver taking me to/from the airport was prompt & on time, as were the transfers to & from the clinic. I was impressed with everything about my day at Smile, Dr Erdogan was very professional as were his technicians & admin staff & all happy to answer any questions i had. The procedure itself went well, the injections weren’t much fun however nowhere near as bad or painful as i had expected. If any, then the only slight criticism i had was that everything possibly felt a bit rushed as there were 6 other guys getting a transplant on the same day but this wasn’t a huge issue. The clinic itself was very clean & seemed very well set up. No problems with my hotel either, the Holiday Inn was perfect for my visit & all staff there were very helpful, the room was comfortable also. Hoping to be as pleased with my transplant results in 12-18 months time. You guys at Qunomedical have been awesome & i would recommend anyone travelling to Turkey for a transplant to arrange this through yourselves. Always checking in, keeping me informed & quick to respond to any queries was hugely appreciated & a big thanks to Allison for all her help! The ONLY thing i feel i should mention is that i had an issue on the day of my procedure when trying to pay by cash at Smile, as i from Glasgow they would not accept Scottish bank notes as tender? I feel you guys might want to make future clients from Scotland aware of this, if i hadn’t taken my credit card with me then id have had to go home without the operation & it would have been a costly waste of time. Apart from this thanks again for everything.